The University of Sussex Students' Union (USSU) has once again achieved the highest award of "Excellent" in the NUS sustainability scheme, Green Impact.
Just 15 of the 70 participating students' unions were awarded Excellent.
Each year since 2012 the USSU has achieved the highest award, and we are extremely pleased to say that this year is no exception.
The Green Impact scheme showcases the amazing sustainability work done by students' unions all over the country. It aims to structure the work done by students' unions to not only monitor their own environmental impact, but to work with their university, community and students to create positive change through their environmental work.
A number of teams across campus participate in the Green Impact scheme, including Sussex Estates and Facilities (SEF), BMEC, SussexSport and SussexFood. Having the support of teams from The University and SEF makes possible projects such as The Freshers' Free Shop.
The Students' Union was awarded "Excellent" for projects such as the Free Shop, our work in helping the University become Fossil Free, and improving cycling facilities on campus.
Some of the things the USSU have done this year are;
And already started thinking about plans for next year, so watch this space!
If you have any questions about, or suggestions for, our sustainability work, please get in touch with the Environmental Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mon 02 Jul 2018
Thank you to the Free Shop Assistants and all those who donated for making the next Free Shop possible!
Tue 12 Jun 2018
Moving out of halls this weekend? Ease your end-of-year woes with a good deed; rather than throwing them out, donate your unwanted items to the Free Shop!
Fri 16 Mar 2018
The deadline for your nominations for the SLTAs is only one week away, and we need YOU to help recognize the best teaching and support staff at Sussex who are stars at embedding sustainability in the curriculum.
Fri 02 Jun 2017
Sarah, Society and Citizenship Officer, has recently attended two meetings with the Task and Finish group, set up by the Strategic Housing Partnership, to develop a new student housing strategy that will be ready for early 2018. The Strategic Housing Partnership is a Brighton-based partnership organisation that deals with housing and the last time this kind of group was set up was in 2009 and so there will hopefully be lots of new changes and updates.
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